Late term abortionist: sometimes patients change their minds

Late term abortionist Dr. Warren Hern says that some women who are about to undergo abortions change their minds at the last minute. In an interview:

Q. Do your patients ever reconsider?

Hern: Between our two centers, that happens maybe once a week. There’s a patient who changes her mind or becomes truly ambivalent and goes home to reconsider, then might come back a week or two later.

Capital Words, A Project of the Sunlight Foundation, volume 142, number 130, September 9, 1996

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Director of Neurobiology on life at conception

Dr. Sean O’Reilly, Director of the Neurobiology Research Training Program at George Washington University:

“[T]here is nothing in the entire phenomenon of the transmission of life that deserves more to be called an event, scientifically speaking, that does fertilization. It is the natural and scientific boundary at which a new and genetically unique human individual can be said to begin his existence. We conclude, therefore, that by objective and scientific criteria the individual human being is a person throughout his [or her] entire biological development from conception, which is synonymous with fertilization, to natural death… Any other conclusion would be arbitrary, unsupportable by scientific fact or rational argument, divorced from objective reality, and based on a particular ideology, philosophy or creed.”

Direct report on S. 158 by Dr. Sean O’Reilly, dated July 2, 1981

Quoted on page 28 – 29 of Randall J Hekman Justice for the Unborn (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Servant Books, 1984)

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Parents call children with Down’s “a gift from god”

Testimony from parents of a Down syndrome child in an editorial in a newspaper:

“There are no more giving, joyful, happy or precious children then Downs children. They are a genuine gift from God. Our son teaches us the meaning of patience and love and faith – just by his very existence. He has touched the lives of so many of our relatives and friends, adding dimensions they had not known existed. And he has helped us grow as a couple and as parents.”

Randall J Hekman Justice for the Unborn (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Servant Books, 1984) 55

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Woman says abortionist was “degrading”

From an interview with one woman who had an abortion:

“I was lying back, so when the doctor came in I never saw him.” I asked Susan if she saw the doctor at all during the procedure. “No. In fact, he really didn’t talk to me. The counselor was the one talking.” I was shocked to think that the doctor had apparently not introduced himself. “He didn’t introduce himself?” I asked. “No. Actually, what I distinctly remember the best is that as soon as the procedure was over, it was, like, he couldn’t wait to get to the door. Maybe he didn’t want me to see the contents, so maybe that was out of consideration. I never saw him again or anything. It seemed a little bit odd to me. You know, it felt a bit degrading. Like I wasn’t worth talking to, or he had better things to do. I think, for a while I kind of rationalized that, well, maybe, he just had a lot of work and other people to perform on. But, in the end, it left me feeling that much worse.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 35-36

Even though pro-abortion activists refer to abortion as a decision made by “a woman and her doctor”, often the abortionist sees the woman for the first time on the abortion table and then never again.

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Woman gets counseling for tubal ligation, not abortion

A woman who had an abortion remarked on the lack of counseling in the clinic:

“So, we confirmed the pregnancy. There was no interview about the decision at that time. I just said ‘No, I don’t want to continue the pregnancy.’ At that time, they weren’t even concerned about consulting with my husband. But I said, ‘He agrees.’ The doctor said, ‘So, when do you want to do it?’ Which I thought, years later, was interesting, because when I wanted my tubal ligation, after my second child was born, they counseled me every month for almost nine months. ‘Is that still your decision? Are you sure you don’t want your husband to come in?’ So, there was a great deal more counseling approximately five or six years later. Obviously, [there] should have been a little more concern [about the abortion]. They were very off-handed about the postpartum events after the pregnancy’s termination and things like that.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 63

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Cost of abortions determines how many women get them, study finds

From pro-life author Mark Crutcher:

“The abortion lobby’s claim has always been that when a woman does not want to be pregnant, she will crawl through hell on broken glass to get an abortion… But for that to be true, it would have to also be true that the cost of abortions does not significantly impact the rate at which women have abortions. The abortion industry’s problem is that this was disproven years ago. In April 1988, after 15 years of legal abortion, the financial publication, Economic Inquiry, VolumeXXVI, featured a study about the relationship between the cost of abortion and the rate of abortion. The major finding of this research was that,

“The significant inverse relationship between the price of abortions and the abortion rate confirms that the fundamental law of demand is applicable to abortions.”

He goes on to give another example:

“Colorado abortionist, Warren Hern, reinforced this in May 1997 during an annual convention of the National Abortion Federation held in Boston, Massachusetts.

At a workshop held during the event, Hern complained that paying for ultrasound machines would increase the cost of abortions by $25 and that this would cause patient loads at abortion clinics to “plummet.” In effect, he was not merely confirming that price affects the abortion rate, he was stating that even small increases in price have a profound impact.…

The point is, despite the abortion lobby’s “hell on broken glass” rhetoric, the evidence is clear that the abortion decision is a highly marginal one. Because of that, desperation has far less influence on abortion rates than price or distance to a clinic or any other factor that comes between the woman considering abortion and the people who want to sell it to her. If that were not the case, a $25 price increase would not impact abortion rates much less cause the number of women having abortions to – in Hern’s words – plummet.”

Mark Crutcher Siege: Pro-Life Field Manual (Denton, Texas: Life Dynamics Inc., 2015) 16 – 17

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Judge turns down abortion request- girl later thanks him

Judge Randall J Hekman refused to grant a judicial bypass to a 13-year old girl who wanted an abortion. A judicial bypass allows a minor to petition a judge for permission to have an abortion without informing her parents. It is  a way to get around a parental consent/notification law. Every state with a parental consent/notification law allows minors to get a judicial bypass.

This letter was sent to the judge by the 13 year old he refused to grant a bypass to:

“I am writing to tell you how happy I am that you made the decision you did about me not having an abortion. When I think about it now I feel sort of foolish, of that whole incident… I think if I would of gone ahead with the abortion, I would of felt very disappointed in myself. I just want to thank you for giving me the extra time to think about it. I am really looking towards having my baby… My baby and I thank you very much!”

Randall J Hekman Justice for the Unborn (Ann Arbor, Michigan: Servant Books, 1984) 17 – 18

Sadly, the baby boy died shortly after birth due to health problems. But the 13 year old mother was spared from the trauma and guilt of abortion.

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High minority areas have 3 times more abortionists

Pro-Life author Brian W. Clowes reveals:

“High minority cities have more than three times the number of abortionists per million citizens that low minority cities”

Brian W. Clowes The Facts of Life: an Authoritative Guide to Life and Family Issues (Front Royal, Virginia: Human Life International, 1997) 337

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Post-abortion woman has dream: “Where is my son?”

From a woman named Susan who had an abortion:

“…. I was feeling really empty. Socially, I didn’t have anybody to talk to, and I think at that point I kind of longed to have that child. …”

Susan recounted a vivid dream she had during the same period. “In the dream I was back in Ecuador, and there was a party. It was kind of in a nice patio area, lots of flowers, everything was fun and pretty. There were lots of kids running around and my boyfriend was there. Somebody approached me, I’m pretty sure it was him, and said ‘Where’s our son?’ And it sent me into this state of panic. I was thinking, ‘I know our son is here somewhere.’ Even though at the same time I knew he wasn’t. And I started looking in all the children’s faces, and I remember they were all beautiful. I kept looking at each one, and I was thinking ‘This is not my son, this is not my son, where’s my son?’ And I was getting in a wilder and wilder state of panic, almost to the point where I think I was screaming.”

Cara J. Marianna Abortion: A Collective Story (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2002) 125

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Planned Parenthood worker: Women cry after abortion

A Planned Parenthood worker called Dr. Michael Brown’s radio show and asked if God could ever forgive her for working in an abortion clinic. Brown asks her about the women who have abortions:

Radio Host Dr. Michael Brown: The women that come in and out. When you see them having, making this decision, when you see them leaving, is it just some wonderful, happy event for them as well?

Planned Parenthood worker: Oh God no. They cry, and the people, we call them support people that are with them, if they come with a parent, the parents will usually cry – they’re very somber and they cry a lot and we have journals in the back, in the recovery room, where we encourage them to write down their feelings, things like that – and I read them. They’re never happy. They always regret it.”

Kate Scanlon “Anonymous single mom exposes behind-the-scenes details at Planned Parenthood in emotional interview” The Blaze Jul 31, 2017

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